Emotions after a TBI

Surviving a TBI means a lot of different things and it brings a lot of changes to our lives. It not only changes our lives and what we are capable of doing but messes with our feelings, the way we see things and react to things. I snapped at my family and friends for very … Continue reading Emotions after a TBI

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Brain Injury Signs

Every brain injury is different, all brain injury survivors suffer and heal differently. Someone may have more cognitive problems than others or more problems sleeping. This is very interesting because I was that I have a lot of cognitive problems, some that I didn't really recognize until I saw them on the image. I have … Continue reading Brain Injury Signs

“Too many of us are OK with the NFL’s violence, because we don’t know these men.”-Shaun King

As you all get ready for the Super Bowl tomorrow I would like to leave you with this great article I found through the  Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Center on Facebook. They usually have interesting articles on information about Traumatic Brain Injury and every now and then I read one about concussions and brain injuries in football … Continue reading “Too many of us are OK with the NFL’s violence, because we don’t know these men.”-Shaun King

That hit too close to home

Yesterday I watched this weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live which was hosted by none other than the SNL legend Will Ferrell. I was looking forward to his monologue at the beginning of the show because as anyone would assume from him, I thought it was going to be really funny, but the truth is … Continue reading That hit too close to home

Don’t tell me it’s not that bad

It's not like you have cancer or something This really hurts my feelings, that someone would have the nerve to say that. No one knows what it's like to have a brain injury or concussion until they have one, just like no one can know what it's like to have cancer until they have it. … Continue reading Don’t tell me it’s not that bad

Every 21 seconds- Trailer

Remember a few months ago when I talked about the upcoming movie "Every 21 minutes"? I have been wondering if it was really coming soon because I hadn't heard anything else about it. I finally found the trailer and I can't wait to see it. I know it will be tough to see that because … Continue reading Every 21 seconds- Trailer

Music can change your brain 

The way music affects the brain has been very interesting to me since the moment I realize music helped me concentrate. I would study and read with my headphones on listening to whatever came up on my iPod. I would listen to music as I read all seven Harry Potter books, as I studied and … Continue reading Music can change your brain 

Brain Injury group board on Pinterest

Yesterday I was invited to join a group Pinterest board called Brain injury group board, where brain injury survivors and caretakers share information to help each other. I was very exited about this and I would like to thank the board creator, Michelle, for inviting me to join the board, as well as the rest of … Continue reading Brain Injury group board on Pinterest

What happens to our brain and skull when they move?

What happened within this player's skull I read this article a couple of days ago and I can't stop thinking about it. It gave me a better understanding of my brain injury and why they tell me I have to avoid any sudden movements of my head, like on a rollercoaster. For some reason I … Continue reading What happens to our brain and skull when they move?

Good News Monday!

My first good news of today, one of my doctors told me he saw the lab results I sent him and he said they're great. I don't want to get ahead of myself because he really didn't say much more, but from his reaction I don't think there was anything wrong. Yay! Second, after I … Continue reading Good News Monday!

More NFL brain injury studies

40 percent of former NFL players suffer from brain injuries, new study shows I am very glad to see research is still being done on the link between brain injury and football players, but I don't like the results of the research. These studies that have been done shows that more than half of the … Continue reading More NFL brain injury studies

A better understanding of TBI

Now I understand better what happened. I know I hit my head, but I didn't really understand what happened and why it was called a Traumatic Brain Injury. I thought it meant that it was so scary that I would be, or should be traumatized. But apart from being extra careful when crossing the street, … Continue reading A better understanding of TBI

A very, very good movie was made about this

While I was watching the movie Concussion earlier today, I saw an image of what happens to neurons after your head gets shaken really hard. I only thought, that explains what I’ve been through these past few years. After this, my mom, who was sitting next to me said that happened to you, but only … Continue reading A very, very good movie was made about this

7th high school football player dead this year

That’s right, the 7th death of a high school football player this year. The causes of these deaths range from head injuries to heat strokes. This just makes me think of my youngest cousin, he played football for a while when he was younger but then, he got a broken arm during one of the … Continue reading 7th high school football player dead this year